1st rheumatologist visit

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bluemeanies
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   Posted 2/23/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to the rheumatologist yesterday and I like him.  He said my elbow, shoulder and hip pain is from either tendinitis or arthritis.  The pain in my hands and fingers is tendinitis.  Since I'm on the end of the pain cycle he did not see it at it's worst.  I am probably having some kind of inflamatory arthritis and/or disease but he'll know more (I hope) when the blood work is back.  They took 4 big vials of blood, I hope something shows up so I can know what's going on.  
 
He offered cortisone shots in my palm and a finger but it's slowly getting better on it's own so I passed, I wasn't quite up to that on the first visit.  For now I have an appointment in three months or sooner if it happens again before then.  Thanks for the help and advice.  

yalinda
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   Posted 2/23/2007 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck ! :) glad ur feeling better

Ducky
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   Posted 2/23/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
When do you find out the results of the bloodwork? When you go back in 3 months? I hope you continue to feel better, and am very glad you like your rheumy.. will make going through Arthritis so much easier! So glad you are feeling better too.. take good care..

Duck
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bluemeanies
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   Posted 2/26/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I will be getting a letter with the blood work results when they get them back.  I hope it will be the end of this week.  I did hear back from my endocrinologist and my vitamin D has gone from 8.3 to 44.6 and they want me to stay on 50,000 iu every two weeks.

erin.K
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   Posted 2/26/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
That is such a relief when you score a physician that you have a good rapore with! It will make a world of difference in treatment...good for you!!! If ya get stuck with a doc you don't feel good with...boy is that lousy!

Best wishes.
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Restaril; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain. 


Ducky
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   Posted 2/28/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey blue.. how are ya? Hear anything yet? I know it's only the middle of the week, but wanted to check in on you.. take care
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 

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